Austin Zoo will be open regular hours (9:30am-6:00pm, with no one being admitted after 5:00pm) on Monday, February 19, 2018 for President’s Day!


Welcome To Austin Zoo


About Us

The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education.

Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt 2018

  • Where: Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
  • When: March 31, 2018
  • Check-in time: 8:30am
  • Price: $5 for non-members, free for current members. Advance registration is required to participate!
  • Click here to register!

Things to remember:

  • Bring an Easter basket for all your eggs!
  • Surprise appearance by the Easter Bunny!
  • Early birds get the donuts!
  • Little bunnies hunt first!


Summer Camp

Our summer camp philosophy gets your child excited about nature and science through using Austin Zoo as an outdoor living classroom. It is an opportunity for your child to take risks, try new activities and to make new friends who have an interest in science.

Camps will be taught by experienced instructors and well-trained counselors. Your child will participate in many activities including investigating science through fun experiments, fostering their creativity through science-related arts and crafts, and learning about animals and environmental science through up close encounters. Come join us this summer for a roaring good time!

Click here to learn more!

Conservation Day

Rain or shine, Austin Zoo will be hosting its second annual Conservation Day on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9:30am to 2:00pm! Meet with organizations that work toward conserving water, plants, and wildlife! There will be fun activities for kids and information on how you can contribute to helping our environment. Free with paid Zoo admission.

Organizations that will be participating:

  • The Natural Gardener
  • Austin Zoo Education Department: Animal Experiences at 10:15am and 1:00pm!
  • Keep Austin Beautiful
  • Travis Audubon
  • American Honey Bee Protection Agency
  • Travis County Master Gardeners
  • Bat Conservation International, Austin Chapter
  • Austin Resource Recovery
  • Native Plant Society
  • Wild Basin Creative Research Center



Weekly News

Native Sundays

When you visit the rescued animals at our Zoo, you may also encounter native Texas wildlife on our Hill Country grounds. We thought it would be fun to tell you about our native reptiles, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals!

This Week’s Native Species:
Jumping Spider

To learn more about this week’s featured species, click here!

Daily Training &
Enrichment Activities

All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes.


Cougar Cubs
11:00am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

Bear Cubs
11:00am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoises*
12:30pm: Daily

*Tortoise Keeper Talk is held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees F. at noon


Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Click here to see all the available watercolors!